Projects to prepare for natural disasters and respond to climate change will be further enhanced this year, according to instructions from the National Committee for Natural Calamity Prevention.
Fourteen provinces in the south-central and Central Highlands regions are urgently preparing after a tropical low-pressure system gained more strength and became the ninth typhoon to hit the East Sea this year at 2pm on Thursday.
Residential planning excluding the flood drainage corridor and abnormal torrential rains are blamed for causing the deaths of 16 people last weekend in the south central coastal province of Khánh Hoà’s Nha Trang City.
Flash floods in Jordan swept away a school bus on Thursday, killing at least 17 people, mostly pupils, emergency services said, as Israel sent forces to help with rescue operations.
A flash flood triggered by heavy downpours has submerged schools in Yên Tĩnh Commune, Tương Dương District in the central province of Nghệ An.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon so far this year, is predicted to hit the northern mainland on Monday morning and bring heavy downpours and strong winds to 27 northern and north central localities.
Floods and landslides in northern mountainous and central provinces have killed 15 people and left four missing, along with heavy losses in property, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has warned northern mountainous provinces of the imminent threat of flash floods and landslides.
Typhoon Bebinca has weakened into a tropical low-pressure system on Friday morning after it made landfall on the coast of provinces from Nam Định to Thanh Hóa.